I was recently startled by a female mallard duck, as I unknowingly got to close to her nest. Up against the side of my house, behind my dead brush from last years mum plant but also in my main garden. She is sitting on 8 eggs.
A couple questions? One, I know when I till next weekend, it'll scare her to death, but will she return when things calm back down? Second, since I have no clue how long she has been sitting on them, what if she is still there when I need to put in my garden in a couple weeks? Will her and the chicks eat my newly planted garden?
Thanks in advance. Did sneak a picture so I could see her close up:)